Plant Care swamp azalea

swamp azalea

About swamp azalea

Rhododendron supports the specialized bee Andrena cornelli and also tolerates rabbit damage.


Rhododendron viscosum

Also known as

swamp azalea, clammy azalea, swamp honeysuckle and Azalea Tree

How to care for swamp azalea


How often to water your swamp azalea

Water needs for swamp azalea
0.5 cups
every 9

swamp azalea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Westerville, Ohio.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of swamp azalea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for swamp azalea in Westerville, Ohio

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Growing swamp azalea in Westerville right now

Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Westerville, Ohio

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 33.3% ☀️

November 22nd, 2021

Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 33.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant swamp azalea in Westerville, Ohio

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 22nd, 2021

This month, Westerville is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …

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Finding light for swamp azalea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant swamp azalea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

swamp azalea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.

swamp azalea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize swamp azalea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for swamp azalea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your swamp azalea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

swamp azalea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for swamp azalea

swamp azalea

swamp azalea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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